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Twilight of the Renaissance : The Life of Juan de Valdes
by Daniel A. Crews




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Diplomat, courtier, and heretic, Juan de Vald's (c.1500-1541) was one of the most famous humanist writers in Renaissance Spain. In this biography, Daniel A. Crews paints a lively portrait of a complex and fascinating figure by focusing on Vald?s's service as an imperial courtier and how his employments in Italy - after brushes with the Spanish Inquisition - influenced both Spanish diplomacy and his own religious thought. Twilight of the Renaissance focuses on Vald?s's political activities in Charles V's Italian alliance system and negotiations with the papacy, while painting a lively portrait of an intriguing and complex Renaissance figure.

Crews examines how Vald?s, who was praised by two popes and, the emperor, was also branded a heretic almost immediately after his death. By considering Vald?s's spirituality, as well as egotism, this incisive work reveals how the libertine atmosphere of the late Renaissance challenges the saintly Socratic image Vald's fashioned for himself in his writings.

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Overview

Diplomat, courtier, and heretic, Juan de Vald's (c.1500-1541) was one of the most famous humanist writers in Renaissance Spain. In this biography, Daniel A. Crews paints a lively portrait of a complex and fascinating figure by focusing on Vald?s's service as an imperial courtier and how his employments in Italy - after brushes with the Spanish Inquisition - influenced both Spanish diplomacy and his own religious thought. Twilight of the Renaissance focuses on Vald?s's political activities in Charles V's Italian alliance system and negotiations with the papacy, while painting a lively portrait of an intriguing and complex Renaissance figure.

Crews examines how Vald?s, who was praised by two popes and, the emperor, was also branded a heretic almost immediately after his death. By considering Vald?s's spirituality, as well as egotism, this incisive work reveals how the libertine atmosphere of the late Renaissance challenges the saintly Socratic image Vald's fashioned for himself in his writings.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780802098672
  • ISBN-10: 0802098673
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 282
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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